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Mr. Michael Sacca

Mr. Michael Sacca is a Managing Director within IMPAQ’s Health Division. He provides strategic vision, business development leadership, and quality measurement expertise across multiple contracts and projects.

Expertise

Mr. Sacca has more than 30 years of experience in supporting national quality improvement and health information technology initiatives with expertise in strategic planning, health care data, user and client support, clinical quality measure analysis, measure development, and project and program management. National initiatives he has led include:

  • Strategic planning for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program, including responsibility for managing the creation and maintenance of the CMS Quality Measure Development Plan (MDP) and MDP Annual Report required under the Medicare Access and Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015.
  • Program management of national health care measure development initiatives specific to electronic clinical quality measures, and measures for qualified health plans and the CMS health insurance marketplace.
  • Management of large-scale data extraction, processing, and analysis projects for multiple CMS contracts, national initiatives, and researcher requests.
  • Subject matter expertise to promote the early engagement of stakeholders in electronic measure development and testing through participation and leadership in the HHS National Testing Collaborative, and as a member of the NQF Measure Incubator Data/Testing steering committee.

Clients

Mr. Sacca has supported multiple government agencies throughout his career, including CMS, the CMS Innovation Center, the Office of the National Coordinator, the National Institute on Drug Addiction, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining IMPAQ, Mr. Sacca was Executive Director at Health Services Advisory Group, Inc. He also held leadership positions at Booz Allen, Buccaneer Computer Systems and Services Inc. (now GDIT-IT), the Iowa Foundation for Medical Care (now Telligen), and the Peer Review Organization of New Jersey (now Healthcare Quality Strategies Inc.).

Education

Mr. Sacca graduated from Peirce College in 1982 with an AS in Computer Data Processing.

Previous Presentations

Sacca, M. (2016, December). CMS Quality Strategy- Alignment and Implementation of the Strategy and Goals by the CMS Affinity Groups. Presentation at the CMS Quality Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Sacca, M. (2016, November). CMS Quality Measure Development Plan Supporting the Transition to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs). Presentation at Technical Expert Panel meeting, Tampa, FL.

Sacca, M. & Bodkin N. (2016, July). CMS Quality Measure Development -Stakeholder Engagement and the Measure Development Plan. Presentation for the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

Cobb, K. & Sacca, M. (2016, June). NQF Measure Incubator: Data and Testing Working Group.  Presentation at NQF Measure Incubator Workgroup Meeting.

Sacca, M., Fermazin, M., Campbell, K. (2016, February). CMS Draft Measure Development Plan (MDP): Supporting the Transition to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs). Presentation for American Health Quality Association.

Sacca, M. (2016, March). Highlights from the 2016 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference. Presented at CMS MIDS C3 Forum.

Sacca, M. & Bodkin, N. (2016, February). CMS Draft Measure Development Plan (MDP): Supporting the Transition to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs). Presentation at CMS Listening Session with Specialty Societies, Associations, and Other Stakeholders.

Sacca, M. (2016, February). National Testing Collaborative (NTC) Work Stream Meeting: Onboarding. Presented at eHealth Sustaining Momentum Meeting.

Sacca, M. & Christensen, K. (2013-2015). National Test Bed Progress Discussion. Presented during monthly/bi-monthly NTB meetings.

Sacca, M. & Christensen, K. (2013, June). National Test Bed Concept Discussion. Presented to the HIMSS EHRA Quality Measure Workgroup

Previous Lean Kaizen Events

Sacca, M. (2016, February). National Quality Forum: Measure Incubator Design Session.

Sacca, M. (2015, December). MIPS Design Session Lean Kaizen Event. 2015 CMS Quality Conference.

Sacca, M. (2015, January). CMS National Testing Collaborative Lean Kaizen Event.

Sacca, M. (2014, July). CMS Physician Quality Reporting System Lean Kaizen Event.

Sacca, M. (2013, December). CMS Measure Development Lean Kaizen Event.

Sacca, M. (2013, September). National Quality Forum Lean Kaizen Event.

Sacca, M. (2013, February). CMS Measure Development Lean Kaizen Event.